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 Publication by Boston King

Publication by Boston King

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Three Black Loyalist men who wrote and published their life stories came to Nova Scotia, then emigrated to Sierra Leone. Their writings provide a rich source of information about the Black Loyalist experience. Boston King was born near Dorchester, South Carolina, in 1760, came on the ship L'Abondance to Shelburne, and became a Methodist minister. David George was a slave at Silver Bluff, South Carolina. He helped bring the Baptist faith to Nova Scotia. John Marrant, a free-born Black from South Carolina and New York, came to Nova Scotia from England as a Methodist missionary preacher, so his name does not appear in the Book of Negroes.